International Language Honor Society Inductees and Teachers Honored at Glacier High School
Glacier High School’s International Language Department is pleased to announce that on Monday, April 24th, 29 new members will be inducted into the National Spanish & French Honor Societies. 22 current members with high achievement in their 4th year of language study will also be acknowledged with special recognition.
The Spanish & French Honor Societies are sponsored by the AATSP or American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese and the AATF or American Association of Teachers of French.
“On behalf of all the teachers in our department, we are very proud of the outstanding accomplishments of these students who have worked hard to accomplish a high level of achievement in another language & culture.” Explained Heidi Emerson & Stephanie Hill, Spanish & French Teachers at Glacier High School.
A record 18 students will also be recognized as International Language Academy Distinction honorees. The International Language Academy Distinction acknowledges graduating seniors that complete a plan emphasizing an international language focus in one of the two languages, Spanish or French. Students earning this distinction are eligible to wear a light blue distinction cord at graduation. Lynette Vogel will also be recognized as the first recipient of the Glacier Goes Global Travel and Study Abroad Scholarship, which will allow her to travel abroad to Europe this summer with Glacier High School.
Kalispell Middle School teacher Michele Tohtz will also be honored with the Amici Linguarum (Friend of Languages) Award for showing exemplary support of International Language learning, teaching and culture in the Flathead Valley. Recipients of this award are selected by the students. Ms. Tohtz was chosen because she has inspired thousands of students to continue their language studies as the French and Spanish teacher at Kalispell Middle School. The strength of the high school language programs begins with her enthusiasm for teaching young people. Year after year, the students come to the high school full of energy and eager to explore the world.
One of the students who nominated her said, "She really inspired me to continue my language studies. I personally love languages and she was the one who started that love. Without her, I would not be taking a language and I would not be who I am today."
We are so grateful for her years of dedication to "Going Global"!
The following students will be honored and recognized:
Spanish Honor Society First year members
Spanish Honor Society Second year members
French Honor Society First year members
Raphael Russell Jr.
French Honor Society Second year members
International Languages Academy Distinction Honorees:
*Signifies graduating seniors who have completed 6 or more classes of both French and/or Spanish